Canada: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Union Not Now

Most Canadians reacted the way they always do when union with the U.S. is proposed. At Kenora, Ont., George Barrett, Attorney General of Illinois, told an audience of Rotarians that Canadians should break their "sentimental" ties with Great Britain and seek statehood south of the border. Indignant citizens were baying at his heels before he could say "George Washington."

But there was one place in Canada where the idea no longer seemed so preposterous. Arthur Ford's London (Ont.) Free Press editorialized: "Canadians will not take [the Barrett] suggestion seriously. . . Nevertheless . . . there is one, and only one,...

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